File:Nicholas Murray Butler in 1916.jpg|thumb|Butler in 1916
'''Nicholas Murray Butler''' (April 2, 1862 – December 7, 1947) was an American philosopher, diplomat, and educator. Butler was president of Columbia University
[Pringle, Henry F. (1928). [http://www.unz.org/Pub/Outlook-1928oct17-00971 "Publicist or Politician? A Portrait of Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler,"] ''The Outlook'', Vol. CL, No. 7.]
president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
, and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
. He became so well known and respected that ''The New York Times
'' printed his Christmas greeting to the nation every year.